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Punitive Policy and Law on HIV; A Delicious Platter with A Bit of Poison

UGANET works on Health rights and legal issues with a main focus on HIV being a major development and Human rights concern for Uganda.

 Specific criminal law on HIV – is it needed? What good is derived in punishing HIV specific errant behavior?

There were two sides of this debate, one held by Government  Sector Ministries in charge of health and Justice and  the HIV  Committee of Parliament. The other side is comprised of Human Rights Organizations on whose side I stand.

The Ugandan Government on proposing this law has presented its main objective as  being the creation of criminal  penalties for intentional transmission.  This includes  criminal liability against the failure to disclose status to one’s  partner, failure to use a condom in a sexual encounter where one knows their HIV positive status, and mandatory  HIV testing. The bill empowers medical practitioners to disclose test results of an individual to a third party.

 

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Women Property & Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV (WPIR-HIV)

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29/Oct - 9/Nov/12
Capacity needs assessment for key organisations on capacity to support an effective HIV response

5 - 16/Nov/2012Provide Technical support in the development of district advocacy action plans in 12 districts

12 - 16/Nov/12 Community sensitisation on human rights & HIV for Old districts29/Oct - 2/Nov/12 Paralegals Monthly meetings

29/Oct - 9/Nov/12 Capacity needs assessment for key organisations on capacity to support an effective HIV response

19/Nov - 23/Nov/12 Health workers dialogues on Human Rights & HIV in the new districts

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